The Domestic Workers Convention Is Not Enough A Postcolonial Feminist View of Ethiopian and Filipino Domestic Workers in Iraqi Kurdistan Katherine Carter and Judy Aulette Introduction More than 232 million international migrants exist in the world and nearly half of them (48 percent) are women.1 Women have always migrated across the globe. The large numbers of women who migrate today and the long distances they travel, however, are something new. Many of these women earn money as care workers providing for the physical, psychological, emotional, and developmental needs of their employers.2 The typical pattern is for women to leave their own families and migrate from poor countries in the global South in order to work in wealthy countries in the global North, what Hochschild terms "global chains of care."3 Women migrating across the world to work as nannies and housekeepers are part of the "hidden side" of the global economy, where their work is characterized by the ironic coupling of unprecedented intimacy with exploitation and abuse.4 While we usually think about this international migration as people moving from the global South to the North, South-South migration is roughly as high as South-North migration.5 What makes South-South migration attractive
Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies – University of Nebraska Press
Published: Oct 22, 2016
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera